tires whats the best all road tires for rg dual cab colorado

Submitted: Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 10:11
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hi, i am lifting colorado 2 inch next week, then want to fit some 16 inch wheels, i am thinking 265/75/16 tires, i was going to get mickey atz 4 rib but will buy those for the more ruff stuff later on, i plan on going camping , beach driving and average trail stuff at the moment nothing too serious, so the atr4 is probably not the best choice as truck will be on the bitumen more than off road so i dont want the noise, whats a good all round tire ? should i just go to the mickey atz 5 rib ?......or are there another tire just as good, i want to go off road but want the overall wet road safety and less noise.....when it gets serious i will put the 4 rib mickeys on....any thoughts ?....thanks
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Reply By: The Bantam - Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 10:46

Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 10:46
The general opinion around seems to be that in an "all terain" its hard to go past the Perelli Scorpion ATR or the Yokahama Geolander in all terain.

Both perform very well on the road and not at all shabby in the lighter off road applications.

I'm running the Perelli and cant be more satisfied, the behave much better than the Bridgestones previous.

Both do very well in reviews even in press that is very pro micky/cooper.

The chunky tread brigade point at the relativly fine tread and say that cant work off road, but on all but mud they give both the micky and cooper all terains a run for their money.

check it out.

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Reply By: blown4by - Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 14:08

Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 14:08
I just did the GRR, Mitchell Falls and Bungle Bungles on a set of LT285/70R17 697's with a load rating of 121. No punctures, no chipping & quiet on the bitumen so I am pretty happy with them at the moment.
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Follow Up By: Michaeljp - Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 14:39

Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 14:39
I'll 2nd this one but i have LT275/70/17's Bridgestone Dueller A/T 697's i done the same trip in june except for the Bungles. Very happy with them.
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Follow Up By: Member - Wamuranman - Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 at 07:30

Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 at 07:30
YES the LT 697's are the go - just had a new set fitted to Patrol. Very happy with them. Very deep tread (about 13mm I think). Very robust tyre and quiet on the bitumen as well.

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Reply By: allein m - Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 16:24

Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 16:24
check these two sites out

bridgestone d697 on utube

and out back joe report

some food for thought
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Reply By: fiesta62 - Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 17:08

Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 17:08
seems everyone has a different opinion, another forum member said he put the 697 tires on and had lots of issues and wont be using them again, i will post him to ask what the issues are
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Follow Up By: blown4by - Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 at 10:55

Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 at 10:55
BTW I run mine at 26-28PSI on the dirt and 40-45PSI on the black top. Not sure what pressures those who have reported troubles are running in rough going and whether they keep a constant look out for and travel at a speed to be able to take evasive action when encountering sharp rocks sticking upwards, fist size gibbers protruding through through the road surface, dips where you will 'bottom out' heavily if travelling too fast, etc, etc. I came across plenty barrelling along the GRR and saw plenty stopped changing tyres, especially on caravans. The roadside is littered with shredded tyres, especially the northern half.
My personal preference is for a brand of tyre that is supported and available at most major regional centres. I do not support the 'exotic' brands or those imported from Europe or those that guarantee certain mileage will be achieved. I am not saying none of them are any good, just my personal preference that's all. Having just spent 5 weeks in the Kimberley's and lived and worked here previously, you won't see the 'real' people who live here, station owners, tour operators, aboriginal communities and the like using the fancy fad brands or the cheap Korean and Chinese imports, just the rock solid brand that have been around forever such as BFG and B/Stone and maybe one or two others.
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Reply By: Warren B - Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 21:17

Saturday, Sep 07, 2013 at 21:17
Hi, I have my dmax lifted 2" iron man suspension. no problems yet been 2 years and don't regret it. Tyres !!!! standard tyres for max is 245 / 70 /16 after lot of research decided to fit 245/75/16. Mistake... It did zero the speedo better and in the bush low range, perhaps bit better, but you wouldn't think that changing the aspect ratio slightly would matter that much. around town it works harder and fuel consumption worse. but hell when I put the van on it really had to work to the point that mid way through the trip I had it chipped... Much better. The tyres I fitted are GT radial adventuro,s .. very impressed they slot in between A/Ts ad M/Ts. good in mud great on dirt good in wet. sand ?? no idea yet. so far done 15000 k's rotated once look like they will wear well. When these wear out will replace with same but 245 / 70 / 16.

Cheers Warren
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Follow Up By: blown4by - Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 at 10:27

Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 at 10:27
Not disagreeing with you but it is hard to imagine how a one increment increase in aspect ratio, which only equates to a 12mm increase in tyre radius, would mean the difference to being able to tug your van easily or with difficulty unless of course the towing capacity was already borderline with the factory fitted tyres. When you think about it 12mm is only the difference in size between new and worn tyres.
By way of example the difference in radius between my 285/70's and factory 275/65's is 20mm and I have not noticed any power difference at all and lets face it, the ZD30 is not renowned for its neck snapping power:-) The speedo is out 8kph but I intend to change the plastic gear in the speedo pulse generator at the gearbox.
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Follow Up By: Warren B - Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 at 18:40

Sunday, Sep 08, 2013 at 18:40
Hi, got to admit the van is probably near max's limit. On the trip fuel was 15.6 lt / 100k's after having chipped reset and fuel for rest of trip was 13.8lt. On previous trip with the van and standard tyres much the same terrain fuel was bit over 14 but I could feel the car working harder this time (can't wait to put off road camper on next year and head to cape York I think that will test tyres, suspension, and chip.
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